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Amazon is setting its sights on Western New York expansion once again, this time in Hamburg.

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Some Grand Island residents are gearing up for another fight, as a new business is looking at the site abandoned by Amazon in August because of opposition.

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In the face of several uncertainties, the developer behind the proposed Amazon warehouse on Grand Island is pulling the project.


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The Grand Island Town Board spoke with local residents Monday night about the proposed 3.8 million-square-foot Amazon warehouse, also known as Project Olive. They were met by a majority of speakers and protestors who opposed the project and are asking for multiple public hearings before any final decisions are made.


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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is coming out full bore in support of the proposed Amazon warehouse on Grand Island -- and he can say it is Amazon.

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It may or may not be a ginormous warehouse for Amazon, but Project Olive on Grand Island is on pause, town officials were told Monday.

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Construction is underway for a new Amazon warehouse and distribution center in the Town of Tonawanda.
   


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A week after the Amazon deal in Queens died, New York lawmakers want states to agree to stop using taxpayer money to lure big businesses.The legislators are proposing a measure that would form an interstate compact to end what they call excessive “corporate welfare” for large companies.

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Amazon announced Thursday it is pulling its plan to build a second headquarters in New York City, citing opposition by some state and local politicians.

Following word by Amazon that it was pulling the plug on its planned headquarters in the New York City area, reactions were quick including concerns by some that the resistance by many downstate leaders will further an image that all of New York State is an unfriendly environment in which to pursue new business opportunities.

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Amazon will no longer build its additional headquarters in New York City.

The decision announced Thursday comes after an outcry from local politicians, union leaders and community organizers who had organized weeks of protests against massive financial breaks promised to Amazon, one of the world's most valuable companies.

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New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century.

"This is a big moneymaker for us. Costs us nothing," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said when the agreement was announced.

Experts say the economic equation isn't that simple.

New York State is kicking in more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives for getting a major Amazon headquarters in Queens.

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Amazon's HQ2 is getting divided by two.

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Downtown Buffalo would have been a very different place if it had been designated as the site of Amazon's second headquarters. That was the message Wednesday as officials unveiled more details of the joint Buffalo-Rochester proposal to secure the tech giant's HQ2.

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If at first you don't succeed.... Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Joseph Lorigo says Apple may a better fit for Western New York than Amazon.

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Toronto has made the short list of 20 North American cities that are still in running for Amazon’s second headquarters.


Amazon has released its short list of 20 candidates for its second North American headquarters and a joint bid submitted by Buffalo and Rochester is not on the list. Toronto did make the cut, the only Canadian city to do so.


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Rochester and Buffalo have teamed up to make a bid for Amazon’s second North American headquarters. Billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs are at stake. But the New York bid will get stiff competition from north of the border.


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It's official: the Buffalo-Rochester Metro Corridor has submitted its bid for online commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon's planned second North American headquarters, known as HQ2. This region is pitching its lower cost of living, workforce and readiness to move the company into the region. But it's up against fierce competition including three other bids from within New York State.


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Government and economic leaders in two Western New York cities believe that by joining in a strategic collaboration, they are raising the region's chances for attracting one of the most coveted economic development projects in recent memory, Amazon's proposed second North American headquarters.


The cities of Buffalo and Rochester have announced a collaborative effort to lure online retail giant Amazon to Western New York.

Whole Foods credit card system hacked

Sep 29, 2017
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Whole Foods has been in Western New York for only about two weeks, but now the major grocery chain is reporting it has been hacked.

The movement to attract a multi-billion dollar project by an online shopping and sales giant is gaining steam. Leaders at various levels of government are looking forward to submitting a proposal to bring Amazon's planned second North American headquarters to the Buffalo area.


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Erie County is competing in one of the great corporate gold rushes: the fight to grab Amazon's new $5 billion corporate home and potentially 50,000 jobs averaging $100,000 a person.

Amazon opening sorting facility in Lancaster

Jun 15, 2017
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Hundreds of new jobs are on the way for local residents. The largest Internet-based retailer in the world is setting up shop in the Town of Lancaster.